REUTERS

"We talked about the possibility of enhancing local border traffic,” Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Komorowski in Warsaw, according to UNIAN’s correspondent in Poland.

Nearly one million of Ukrainians will be able to cross the border under the [local] border traffic regime," he said.

The two presidents also discussed a number of issues related to bilateral cooperation, particularly, cooperation between the countries in the European integration sphere.

Komorowski said Poland would continue to share with Ukraine its European integration experience and will look for new ways to transfer knowledge to Ukrainian officials.

"We should help Ukraine in its defense and European integration," Komorowski said.

As reported earlier, on December 17, during an official visit of the Ukrainian president to Poland, the representatives of both countries have signed, among other documents, a protocol on an agreement on local border traffic.

As stated at the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland, "the main changes that have been introduced to the protocol are an extension of the list of administrative-territorial units in Ukraine by four settlements, an extension of the [period of] continuous stay of citizens of both countries within the border zone of another state up to 90 days from each time of crossing the border, as well as the cancellation of the fee for the issuing of second and subsequent permits."